Origin of fakir
Can be confusedfaker fakir
Examples from the Web for fakir
The 'curious insect' was given to the lady's husband by a rich native who gave up all his worldly possessions and became a fakir.
Brown swung the Beluchi out in front of him where he could hear the fakir better.
There were not wanting those in the profession who openly denounced him as a "fakir."An American Suffragette|Isaac N. Stevens
There was a chorus of yells from the prisoners, and a noise like a wounded horse's scream from the fakir.
By this time the fakir has convinced his audience that the basket is empty.The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin|Harry Houdini